Pennsylvania Licensing Overview for a General Contractor

Licensing for a general contractor in Pennsylvania is controlled by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry.

General Guidelines for a General Contractor in Pennsylvania

Specific requirements to perform general contractor services can generally be used as a guideline, but make sure to check with your local governing rules and regulations.

Who’s allowed to perform these services?


General requirements for a general contractor license?

General Contractors do not need to be licensed at a state level, but if the value of your annual home improvement projects exceeds $5,000 you’ll need to register with the state’s Attorney General’s Office.

The requirements depend on the city you operate in. Check the requirements of your local government before you start working.

What’s the state licensing site for a general contractor?

Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry

What are some training programs available for a general contractor?

See training programs

How long is a license good for and when do I need to renew?

Check with local governing body for updated details.

What are fees associated with licensing?

Check with local governing body for updated details.